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El Elotero Who Had His Cart Flipped Got A New Cart And It’s Dope AF

09/11/17 Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

 

New cart for El Elotero

Posted by Aura Bogado on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thanks to some volunteers, this elotero is better than ever.

Benjamín Ramirez captured everyone’s attention this past July when he shot video of his elote cart being flipped over by an angry pedestrian who was later identified as an Argentine singer named Carlos Hakas. Journalist Aura Bogado of LAist has been following Ramirez’s story, and the latest chapter shows that humans can be capable of incredible levels of compassion and kindness.

According to LAist, Benajmín now has a brand new, custom made elotero cart thanks to the labor of different people in the Los Angeles bicycle-making community. According to LAist, Jay Pee, who works for Los Ryderz bike club, and welder Art Ramirez (who is of no relation to Benjamín), first alerted the community to their intention of creating a custom elotero cart for Benjamín. It wasn’t long until a total of 10 people came together to create a moving work of art. After meeting with Benjamín to find out what he needed in a cart, the crew got to work. Benjamín’s new cart includes both traditional and USB outlets to charge his phone, remote-controlled color LED lights, and a powder coat meant to elongate the life of the cart. The project, according to LAist, took five days and cost $2,500 between parts and labor but it was free for Benjamín.

“I was disgusted by what happened [to Benjamín],” Chad Majer, who works with One Big Club and did the electrical work on the cart, told LAist. “So I asked how I could help.”

Read more about the elotero’s new cart @ LAist.

(H/T: LAist)


READ: An Elotero Had His Cart Thrown To Ground And He Got It All On Video

 

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